Protesters rally against stay-at-home orders

The demonstrators around the country who have rallied in state capitals called the orders too extreme and a violation of their rights.
2:29 | 04/16/20

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Shocking news to a lot. Now to demonstrations around the country against stay-at-home orders. The protesters rallying in state capitals calling the orders too extreme and a violation of their rights. Steve osunsami has more. Good morning, Steve. Reporter: Good morning to you, Michael. Many of these people take offense to the notion they're not sensitive to the health crisis that's happening in this country right now. Some of them are having to sign up for unemployment for the first time in their lives. They want their government officials to take the risk and the shutdown orders and get this country back to work immediately. In Michigan, they're calling it "Operation gridlock." Thousands poured into lancing, the state capital, to protest the governor's stay-at-home order. If you're sick, stay home and in your house. The ones that could work need to work. We need to open our businesses. Michigan is in dire straits now. We need to get to work. Reporter: Michigan's governor was not pleased that protesters outside her office weren't socially distancing. Covid-19 has killed more than 1900 in the state. The sad irony here is that the protest they don't like being in this stay home and they may have just created a need to lengthen it. Reporter: The protest isn't ending there. A group of residents and small business owners filed this lawsuit against the governor saying that her stay-at-home order meant to fight the spread of the coronavirus is unconstitutional, arguing that governor Whitmer has placed the cost of these orders squarely upon the shoulders of private individuals and their families and has failed to justly compensate affected parties. Across the country as lines grow longer patience is wearing thin for the restrictions meant to save lives. They were marching in north Carolina too. One woman was taken away by they were shouting that they're more afraid of the spiraling economy than they are of any virus. Everybody gets to make their own choice. If you're scared, stay home but I'm not scared and I don't want to stay home. Reporter: In Kentucky where the disease has killed at least 115 people, churchgoers are suing saying that the governor has gone too far keeping the faithful from church services. If I don't exercise my right I fear that I will lose my right and my right to religion is one that's been fought for for centuries. Reporter: A number of states are now discussing ways to in some cases setting up committees to give them options, George.

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